October 4, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 11
A number of trends have dominated the sneaker scene in the three years following the global financial meltdown: the proliferation of lifestyle sneakers, those designs and performance models done in monochromatic and tonal colorways, hybrid mashup models and performance-oriented upgrades for old favorites being just a handful of the underlying themes. It’s that last trend we’ve seen Nike Sportswear take to new levels with their huge archive of past classics, new designs like the Nike Lunar Flow, Air Max 90 Hyperfuse and Air Force 1 HYP all integrating the lightweight, breathable Fuse material into their long-established shapes. Complex has taken it upon themselves to rank The Top 10 Classic Sneakers with Modern Technology and include designs from adidas Originals and Jordan Brand on the list. Can you guess which is number 1? Click through to get a sampling, head to Complex for the full feature and leave a comment to let us know if you approve of the top ten rankings.